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    Bone Tomahawk was really good. The slow dialogue-heavy lead up was almost better than the gory finale. I think it got a little sloppy at the end, figuratively, but not enough to make me dislike it.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    ^The dialogue was the only thing that saved that film for me. The monologues by Richard Jenkins' character were priceless.
    Other than that, I found the film to look really cheap and cheesy (the town looked like it was built out of clapboard in a weekend).

    The writer/director's next film, Brawl in Cell Block 99 is gonzo off-the-nuts, fwiw.
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    Watched this last night:



    One of the many post-Star Wars, post-Road Warrior mash-ups that came out in the '80s.
    And it wasn't half bad.
    Campy.
    Solid practical effects.
    A great (and creepy) villain (the great Michael Ironside barely recognizable underneath all the make-up, prosthetics, and glimmering teeth).
    Plus it was produced by Ivan Reitman.
    If you listen closely you can even hear Harold Ramis in a vocal cameo.
    Oh, and Molly Ringwald as an annoying teen spewing verbal slang that may have influenced the warped speak of the feral children in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.
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    ^nerdy. I am enjoying so far...

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    FOUR of the APOCALYPSE just popped back up.
    If you dig really f$%ed-up Spaghetti Westerns, then this will be your jam.
    It's got more messed-up violence than you can shake a stick at (rape, necropheliac cannibalism, etc), all of it accompanied by a sun-shiny pop score which creates this strange balance of emotions. Yet despite the warped violence, it's a strangely poetic endeavor that rises above the director's usual schlock horror fare.
    It was directed by Lucio Fulci, best known for Zombi (the film where a zombie fights a shark!) and The Beyond (the film which features the "classic" eye stabbing scene) as well as Don't Torture A Duckling; in short, Fulci is mostly revered for his horror films, so this is something of a departure.
    Not for the squeamish, but if you dig ultra-violence, spaghetti westerns, and just warped/weirdness, this is a gem.
    Made at the time when Spaghetti Westerns were fading in popularity (1975) it is one of my favorites of the genre as it really tweaks the conventions and pushes the boundaries of the genre's storytelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    The expanse season 3 is probably some of the best Sci fi I've ever seen.

    Season 1 and 2 on Amazon are amazing as well.
    Season 3 has been on prime (in Europe) for 2 days and I've only got 2 episodes left. Despite having kids and a job.

    It's kind of weird that their seasons end in the middle of the books(big battles and conclusions always mid season) , but it makes for great cliffhangers.

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    Watched 1-3 by myself; rewatching with the wife. She is not normally an SF fan, but she’s hooked. Very well written; huge thumbs up.
    Has a good send of humor, too.

    The Adam Savage cameo had us laughing.

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    The 1974 cult classic COCKFIGHTER has popped up on AP.

    Based on the cult novel by Charles Willeford (who also wrote the screenplay) and directed by Monte Hellman (Two Lane Blacktop) the film stars the esteemable Warren Oates, plus legendary Harry Dean Stanton (and Ed Begley, Jr!).

    If you are a hardcore '70s American film cinephile, then I humbly suggest double-featuring this bad boy with another of Oates' films currently streaming on AP: DILLINGER, directed by John Milius (Big Wednesday; Conan; Red Dawn, among others ) and also starring Ben Johnson.
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    COCKFIGHTER is awesome.

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    ARE WE NOT CATS
    4/5

    This is like a David Lynch film (think Blue Velvet) on crystal meth.
    Beautiful cinematography and a great soundtrack provide counterpoints for some seriously subdued depravity.
    I would label it a psychological horror film, but even that description isn't accurate as it's not terribly scary, instead just teeming with slow-build intensity and an implied sense of unease.
    No gore, just people doing fucked up shit in the warm embrace of a dreamlike visage.

    RIYL
    Blue Velvet; Blue Ruin; May;
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    FOUR of the APOCALYPSE just popped back up.
    If you dig really f$%ed-up Spaghetti Westerns, then this will be your jam.
    It's got more messed-up violence than you can shake a stick at (rape, necropheliac cannibalism, etc), all of it accompanied by a sun-shiny pop score which creates this strange balance of emotions. Yet despite the warped violence, it's a strangely poetic endeavor that rises above the director's usual schlock horror fare.
    It was directed by Lucio Fulci, best known for Zombi (the film where a zombie fights a shark!) and The Beyond (the film which features the "classic" eye stabbing scene) as well as Don't Torture A Duckling; in short, Fulci is mostly revered for his horror films, so this is something of a departure.
    Not for the squeamish, but if you dig ultra-violence, spaghetti westerns, and just warped/weirdness, this is a gem.
    Made at the time when Spaghetti Westerns were fading in popularity (1975) it is one of my favorites of the genre as it really tweaks the conventions and pushes the boundaries of the genre's storytelling.

    Holy jesus! After your review I smoked some ganj and cued it up. It takes a minute to lull you into the supremely fucked up shit. Idk why but the ultra violence set to the poppy soundtrack just really worked. Def not for everyone but I actually thought it was pretty good(in a very fucked up way)

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    ^Since you dug Four of the Apocalypse, then check out MANNAJA: A MAN CALLED BLADE.

    It's got more of a Hammer Horror vibe in terms of the tone and visuals (at least the opening sequence) and is a bit darker and perhaps not as deranged as FotA, but it's another off-kilter, late period Spaghetti Western that is often overlooked.
    It has a down-tempo theme song that lumbers throught the film and worms its way into your subconciousness. The action is great, and the story is bonkers good.
    It was directed by Sergio Martino, who made a name for himself directing giallo (violent thrillers) films.
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    Catastrophe makes me laugh out loud, repeatedly every episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    Catastrophe makes me laugh out loud, repeatedly every episode.
    Yep.

    I need to go back and watch from the beginning again. The recent final season was superb.. what a great ending.

    Plus she gives me a funny feeling in the trouser regions.
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    Was on a Ben Wheatley kick and watched a Field in England and Free Fire. FF was the better of the two, but Field had some cool parts. High Rise is a good one by him too but it's not on Prime anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdlv View Post
    Was on a Ben Wheatley kick and watched a Field in England and Free Fire. FF was the better of the two, but Field had some cool parts. High Rise is a good one by him too but it's not on Prime anymore.
    I feel that Field in England would have benefitted from having been seen on the BIG screen (I, too, saw it on Prime).

    Wheatley's early film, Kill List, is great, imho. Dunno if it is streaming though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Yep.

    I need to go back and watch from the beginning again. The recent final season was superb.. what a great ending.

    Plus she gives me a funny feeling in the trouser regions.
    The main guy apparently is an alcoholic in real life and lost his 2 yr old son to brain cancer last year.

    Amazing he is still going.

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    He co-writes it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    ^Since you dug Four of the Apocalypse, then check out MANNAJA: A MAN CALLED BLADE.

    It's got more of a Hammer Horror vibe in terms of the tone and visuals (at least the opening sequence) and is a bit darker and perhaps not as deranged as FotA, but it's another off-kilter, late period Spaghetti Western that is often overlooked.
    It has a down-tempo theme song that lumbers throught the film and worms its way into your subconciousness. The action is great, and the story is bonkers good.
    It was directed by Sergio Martino, who made a name for himself directing giallo (violent thrillers) films.
    I agree regarding soundtrack. It definitely slowly makes it way in. Plot for me was just ok.

    DOOKEY- Thanks again for the awesome in-depth reviews. I've checked out some interesting flicks because of your recommendations

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    This showed up to rent or buy for a few bucks.

    The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet even in a place that is 75% mountains, few people venture into true wilderness. Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania attempt a bitterly cold 2300km ski trek from Vancouver to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains; a journey that has been completed only once before, and never by a female duo. Their adventure is interspersed with unheard stories of high-altitude human endurance and passion: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God, a photographer who is later buried in an avalanche, an impassioned alpinist, a focused snow artist, a couple who have been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything – comfort, family, personal safety – for a life in the mountains? Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting and intimate portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of BC, Canada.
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    THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR

    This early '90s wuxia-styled kung fu epic is basically a doomed love story (a la Romeo and Juliet) soaked in a dazzling array of high wire acrobatics, swervy swordplay, psychosexual mayhem, and oppulent sets and costumes. And it's got plenty of splatterific ultra-violence to boot.

    The subtitles are a bit off and some of the acting is over-the-top, but the sheer gonzo pageantry of the whole affair is amazing.

    This is one of the seminal films of the genre and time-period in regards to the HK film renaissance of the '90s and ranks up there with Peking Opera Blues, A Chinese Ghost Story, the Once Upon A Time In China series, Iron Monkey, and Saviour of the Soul (amongst others).

    If you like your action films to be fast and furious and a bit on the goofy side, but still exciting and alla that, then this one's for you.

    A definite influence on Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon for sure.

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    When I opened my Netflix account in 2004, that was the first dvd I received. Excellent movie!


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    Revisited the original ROLLERBALL (1975) last night.
    Still holds up.
    Interestingly detached/laid-back performances from James Caan and John Houseman and classic dystopian socio-political leanings (subdued examinations of the cult of personality, corporate culture, etc.) indicative of the sci-fi of that era (think Logan's Run, Silent Running, etc.).

    I actually think it would make a good double-feature with The Running Man (another film I revisited recently, and which also holds up, imho).



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    DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT waste you time watching the 2002 "remake" of Rollerball.
    What a steaming pile of shit that is.
    Poorly editied, removes any of the subtle social commentary of the original. Just pure crap.
    I believe I saw it in the theaters and may even have reviewed it and vaguely recall thinking it was utter shit upon release, but my memory has faded and I figured I would watch it as a compliment to the original. Compliment it ain't.
    Again, it's just bad filmmaking.
    Reading about its creation online is kind of interesting as the director (John McTiernan, who helmed the undisputable classic Die Hard) scrapped the original script in favor of mindless nudity and violence and then had to do multiple reshoots to save the film (the reshoots didn't work). Waste of the cast and a waste of not only my time, but yours (should you disregard my initial suggestion and end up watching it). This film isn't even good bad (i.e. it's not campy or clever or unintentionally funny...it's just bland and one-dimensional).
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    They shall not grow old

    and I notice that Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is available to rent as of last night.
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